Tender chunks of lamb, the scent of garlic and oregano and a topping of baked yoghurt. This Albanian tavë kosi is comfort food through and through.
Our travels through Albania were brief, to say the least, and if we had more time, we definitely would have seen more than just its capital of Tirana.
More sights, adventures and more things to eat.
Tavë kosi originates from the central Albanian city of Elbasan and, much like a lot of the food in this part of the world, the cuisine has a noticeable Ottoman influence. Grilled and slow-cooked meats, stuffed vegetables, rice and deep, rich flavours.
What I love about tavë kosi is its simplicity. It’s hearty, easy to make, and incredibly tasty. It’s something that can be knocked together for a special meal, or if you have a little time, a solid mid-week dinner.
Give it a go, I say!
Recipe adapted from here.